The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi – Book Excerpts

The Icarus Girl - Helen Oyeyemi - Book Excerpts

“Jess?” Her mother’s voice sounded through the hallway, mixing with the mustiness around her so well that the sound almost had a smell. To Jess, sitting in the cupboard, the sound of her name was strange, wobbly, misformed, as if she were inside a bottle, or a glass cube, maybe, and Mum was outside it, tapping. I must have been in here too long— “Jessamy!” Her mother’s voice was stern. Jessamy Harrison did not reply. She was sitting inside the cupboard on the landing, where the towels and other linen were kept, saying quietly to herself, I am in the […]

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